The Legendary Guitar of… (DVD)
On this DVD James covers vibrato, stringbending, pick & finger techniques, solo construction, slides steel effects and his trademark chicken pickin’ style.
From the top of the Fret
Instuctional video with interviews.
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Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1970)
This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages. Sidelined by his big-screen career, eclipsed by rock’s mid-’60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled network television appearance, ’68 Comeback Special. Now the Memphis legend was poised to reposition his performing profile by pursuing the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas, a career choice that seems even more ephemeral in hindsight than it already did at the time.
Elvis on Tour (1972)
After the solid success of Elvis: That’s the Way It Is, and with his career as a movie actor having reached a standstill, Elvis Presley undertook a second concert documentary. Elvis on Tour trails after the King on a few concert dates in 1972, as he powers through a curious set list that downplays the classic hits in favor of the likes of “Polk Salad Annie” and “Proud Mary.” Rehearsal footage, preshow jitters, and after-hours sessions singing gospel with the gang are included; most revealing is a sequence that follows Elvis off stage and into his waiting limo, where he towels off in exhaustion, cracks a few jokes, and listens to the praise of the entourage.
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (Deluxe Edition) (1973)
Two-disc set featuring all the performance material formally shot in conjunction with Elvis’s Aloha from Hawaii television special and the complete concert that was adapted for that special and the complete rehearsal concert performed two days before, with newly remastered sound and picture and in their complete, uncut form for the first time.
Elvis Lives (2002)
The event was staged on the Pyramid Coliseum in Elvis Presley’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis is reunited with his original TCB band, back-up singers and musical director for a unique concert special now available on this Elvis Lives DVD. The program features footage of Elvis from previous concerts along with his supporting musicians and singers live on stage together in Memphis. This one of a kind concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers.
Elvis – The Lost Performances (1992)
This video contains outtake footage from both That’s the Way it Is and Elvis On Tour. The first half consists of live performances of “The Wonder Of You”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Hound Dog”, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Don’t Cry Daddy”. The second half contains outtakes from Elvis: On Tour, with performances of “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival (2010)
Often credited as being one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and known amongst his peers as one of the all-time greatest collaborators. The ultimate Clapton collaboration took place on June 26, 2010 at Chicago’s Toyota Park. For one day only, Clapton gathered the past, present, and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible all-day musical event in front of a crowd of over 27,000. The third Crossroads Guitar Festival was a sold out, 11-hour tour de force with all profits benefiting The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Roy Orbison: Black & White Night (1988)
Filmed in black and white against the streamlined art deco stage of the since-demolished Coconut Grove in downtown Los Angeles, the concert is buoyed by a remarkable cast of A-list Orbison fans who signed on as his accompanists. Under the direction of producer T-Bone Burnett, the stage band thus includes Jackson Browne, Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Jennifer Warnes, along with the rhythm section from Elvis Presley’s fabled late ’60s and early ’70s touring band.
Elvis Costello: Spectacle – Season One (2009)
Conceived to provide a forum for in- depth discussion and performance with the most interesting artists and personalities of our time, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… fuses the best of talk and music television. Each of the thirteen one-hour episodes in this complete first season exposes the essence of iconic and influential figures who are given the rare opportunity to speak intelligently and in-depth about music and their careers – how their classic songs were written and why; their experiences; their influences and the creative process overall, revealing new insights about their extraordinary work and lives.
The Wildlife Concert (1995)
Self-professed “singer of the American West” John Denver shines in this heartfelt, 1995 live concert to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Around The World Live (2009)
This superb 5-disc set is the definitive John Denver DVD release. There are three complete live performances with full band from Australia in 1977, Japan in 1981 and England in 1986. These are complemented by a solo acoustic performance from Japan in 1984 and his performances at Farm Aid from 1985, 1987 & 1990. The final disc has two hour long documentaries made by John Denver, his 1990 Earth Day program about environmental issues and his 1972 show about the Bighorn sheep of his beloved Rocky Mountains.
Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends (1989)
“The Killer” lights it up in London. Jerry Lee Lewis, along with special guest artists, including Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge from the Moody Blues, Brian May of Queen, Dave Davies from the Kinks and many more perform to a sell-out audience in London’s Labatt’s Apollo. 61 minutes.
Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night: Concert 2000
Muriel Anderson’s world-class guitar events bring top players together for what are always powerful musical evenings. The artists featured here represent a spectrum of styles and sounds, from classical-tinged lyricism to electric blues; from Travis-style thumbpicking to ethereal tapping; from delicate fingerstyle to rockin’ country blues. Here’s an opportunity to witness amazing acoustic and electric guitar performances on an entertaining and awe-inspiring video.
Return to Sin City – A Tribute to Gram Parsons (2005)
Recorded in Los Angeles, this 106-minute, 21-song concert features some big names (Keith Richards, Norah Jones) and slightly lesser lights (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, John Doe) performing tunes Parsons wrote and/or recorded before his career was cut short by drug and alcohol problems (executive produced by Parsons’ daughter, Polly, the concert and DVD will help raise funds to battle substance abuse).
Bob Luman At Town Hall Party (1958)
Here are priceless performances filmed during the Town Hall Party show, broadcast every Saturday night in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. On this DVD, Bob Luman performs on shows taped on Sept. 21st & 27th, 1958, as well as Oct. 4th & 25th 1958.
The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 1 (2003)
For better and for worse, The Old Grey Whistle Test was probably the most resolutely serious music program ever broadcast on television. During its 16-year run it showcased only the most earnest exponents of whichever musical style was currently popular, and given that the program’s heyday coincided with the early ’70s, some of the footage included here (e.g., the prog noodlings of the Edgar Winter Group) will provide humor as exquisite as only unintentional comedy can. Contains the performance of Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band from 1976.
Ricky Nelson Sings (2005)
Chronicling Ricky’s evolution from teen sensation to rock star, this documentary includes twenty of his timeless musical performances spanning eight years on the “Ozzie and Harriet” show, plus all-new interviews with his children Tracy, Matthew, Gunnar and Sam, his original guitarist James Burton, and musician Kris Kristofferson.
Gram Parsons – Fallen Angel
This definitive biography chronicles a Southern Gothic saga and is a fascinating look at “the Grievous Angel” and the heartbreakingly beautiful music he created. Dispelling myths that have grown to surround Gram, Fallen Angel shows us the essence of his artistry; it is a truly revealing account of his life and ongoing influence. Featured interviews include Peter Buck, James Burton, Emmylou Harris, Chris Hillman, Phil Kaufman, Bernie Leadon, Avis Bartkus Parsons III, Gretchen Parsons Carpenter, Diane Parsons, Polly Parsons, Keith Richards, Dwight Yoakam, and more.
The History of Rock and Roll
Drawn from more than 10,000 hours of concert and archival footage, this phenomenal collection follows the rise of rock with interviews and performances by the biggest names in rock, both past and present: Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, the Ramones, Elvis Presley and many more! 5 DVDs. 1995/color/14 hrs/NR/fullscreen.
Wonderful World (2010)
Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu’s sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu’s sister, Khadi, might remedy both men’s ills.
The Guardian (2006)
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard’s “A” School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Carnival Rock (1957)
Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club’s star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business man, who wants to buy out the club. When the club is sold and Christy is asked to stay on, as a party clown, he plots to destroy the club and abduct Natalie away from Stanley.